So excited to announce I'll be participating in Blogmas this year! One new post every day of the Christmas season (11/24 - 1/6) for 44 days of content! | BLOGMAS DAY 1: ANNOUNCING BLOGMAS | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Blogmas Day 1: Announcing Blogmas!

Hey y’all, I hope everyone had an excellent Thanksgiving. Whether you sat down to a huge homemade feast with extended family or went out for Chinese food, I hope you had a great day. I had a lovely Thanksgiving meal with my family and spent a lot of time thinking about all the things I have to be thankful for. Today begins the time when it’s socially acceptable to start listening to Christmas music and I’m pretty darn excited! The holiday season is my favorite season (other than summer of course) and this year I’m going to be doing a…

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If you're an RA, you know the importance of beautiful bulletin boards. Check out my 4 favorite resources to make yours top notch! | RA SERIES: THE 4 BEST RESOURCES FOR BEAUTIFUL BOARDS AND FLYERS | HONEYBEEJOYOUS

RA series: The 4 best resources for beautiful boards and flyers

This post is the second installment in my RA series here on Honeybee Joyous. This coming weekend, I’m heading to the annual VACUHO conference as part of my school’s delegation. It’s basically a conference for RAs at colleges all across Virginia and I’m so excited! I went last year and had a great time, and I think this year it will be even better. So, in the spirit of the Residence Life hype I’ve been feeling lately, I thought I’d write an RA-related post this week. In this post, I’ll be running through four  essential resources for when I sit down to…

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Looking to impress hiring managers? Look no further than this guide to creating the perfect resume, chock full of tips and tricks. | THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO CREATING A FANTASTIC RESUME | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

The essential guide to creating a fantastic resume

As a senior, the job search, “adulting,” and “real life” are coming faster than ever. Even if you’re still a ways away from graduating and finding a “real job,” you might be looking for an internship, a part-time job, or just trying to get ahead. Whatever your job search situation, this week’s post is for you! I’m going to run down all the tips I can think of about how to make an amazing resume to really put your best foot forward. Let’s take it from the top! I’m going to run through my resume top to bottom and give…

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Choosing a major is one of the most important decisions you can make in college. In this Q+A, real college students give advice on how to select a major. | HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST MAJOR FOR YOU | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

How to choose the best major for you

Choosing a major is one of the most significant decisions you can make in college. It influences a large number of the classes you take and sometimes can even impact your career post-graduation. Because it’s such a big decision, I knew I wanted to write a post about it. However, I only have so much experience with it and I really can’t speak for a lot of majors. I decided to get around the narrow field of my experience by doing what I always do when I need help — asking my friends. I’m lucky enough to have friends with…

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It can be hard to motivate yourself to exercise when you don't like going to the gym. Here are my tips on creative ways to get around your gym aversion! | HOW TO EXERCISE WHEN YOU HATE THE GYM | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

How to exercise when you hate the gym

Ever since I first came to college, one of the things I’ve had the toughest time with is getting myself to exercise. I set some form of an “exercise more” goal every time I do some goal setting, but it’s often the goal I falter on the most. A lot of my friends will go for runs outside or trek to our campus rec center for a cardio and weightlifting session. I’m always amazed by people who have the motivation to make it there because, truth be told, I hate working out at the gym. I don’t like running, I don’t…

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Sky high student loans mean that every penny counts in college. Check out these 8 great tips on how to save money as a student! | HOW TO SAVE MONEY IN COLLEGE | HONEYBEEJOYOUS

How to save money in college

With the sky high amounts that so many of us owe in student loans, being frugal is increasingly important. It can sometimes be hard to save money while you’re in college, but I’ve rounded up my best tips for today’s blog post. Without further ado, check out my 8 best money-saving suggestions for college students! *Please note: This advice comes from my own experience and because of that is geared toward people from an upper middle class background similar to mine. I’m not an expert on this subject and can only speak from my own experience.* 1. Create a budget…

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I love setting goals to celebrate my birthday. I just turned 21 and I've set some goals I'm really excited to work on this year. | HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! MY GOALS FOR 21 | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

Happy birthday to me! My goals for 21

I turned 21 a couple of days ago and this is definitely the most different I’ve felt after a birthday. (I mean, I still don’t feel like an adult, but I definitely actually do feel older!) Birthdays always feel kind of like New Year’s to me and that means it’s the perfect time to set or recommit to goals. New school years and new months are also perfect excuses to set some new goals! I wrote a post all about how to set and achieve awesome and reasonable goals that you can read here. If that’s not enough for you…

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My planner is my LIFE and I'm always thinking of new lists and charts to keep in it. Here are some of my favorite lists I keep in my planner. | A LIST OF LISTS YOU NEED IN YOUR PLANNER | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

A list of lists you NEED to keep in your planner

Whatever you’ve been up to lately, I hope your school year is off to a great start! My first week has been ridiculously busy so I’m coming at you with a short and sweet post this week on the blog. It’s literally just a list of 13 lists that I strongly recommend keeping in your planner, bullet journal, or catch-all notebook. Some of them even come with links to past posts on the blog if you’re interested in learning more about how I handle these important items in my life. {Leave me a comment at the bottom of this post…

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Bulletin boards are a crucial part of the RA job. Check out these tips for making amazing bulletin boards that really engage your residents. | RA SERIES: HOW TO MAKE INCREDIBLE BULLETIN BOARDS THAT WOW YOUR RESIDENTS | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

RA series: How to make incredible bulletin boards that WOW your residents

This year marks my second year as an RA in a freshman dorm. My residents just moved in this week and I am so excited for the school year to start! In honor of the new school year, I wanted to start a new series on the blog. This series will include all my best tips on being the best RA you can be. The first post is going to cover one of my favorite parts of being an RA — bulletin boards! {Leave a comment down below with what other RA topics you’d like to see on the blog!}…

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Your class schedule really forms the foundation for your college experience each semester. Here's what to consider when registering for classes!

How to plan your schedule to maximize your productivity

I’ve just recently moved in for my senior year as an undergrad and this will be my second year as a freshman RA. Now, every school does scheduling differently and from what I know, my school is pretty weird. Our incoming freshmen register for classes just a couple of days before class begins for the fall semester, which can end up being super stressful for those of us who like to approach major life decisions with a color-coded spreadsheet and at least three contingency plans. Things usually work out for the best, but no matter how your school handles scheduling…

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